Google has confirmed that it will soon add Street View for the Grand Canyon to its popular Google Maps service. The firm published a blog post today showcasing the Maps team's current trip to Arizona. Employees are utilizing, for the first time in the company's history, the "Trekker" camera system.
The Trekker, which was announced during a press event in June, is a backpack that comes equipped with a huge camera system on top of the bag. The camera's technology allows the group to capture 360-degree images of its surroundings. Google's Trekker camera makes use of several 5-megapixel lenses, as well as a battery that lasts all day. The camera itself is controlled through an Android-powered smartphone.
"The narrow ridges and steep, exposed trails of the Grand Canyon provide the perfect terrain for our newest camera system," said Google on Trekker.
Google is spending this week at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Street View support for the Grand Canyon will become available on Google Maps in due course.